Art: A Visual History

September 15, 2019 - Comment

Art: A Visual History is the complete visual guide to Western art, now updated and repackaged in a themed slipcase. How to tell Impressionism from Expressionism, a Degas from a Monet, early Medieval art from early Christian? Art: A Visual History explains it all — painting, sculpture, great artists, styles, and schools — and will

Art: A Visual History is the complete visual guide to Western art, now updated and repackaged in a themed slipcase.

How to tell Impressionism from Expressionism, a Degas from a Monet, early Medieval art from early Christian? Art: A Visual History explains it all — painting, sculpture, great artists, styles, and schools — and will help you answer the question, “What makes great art?”

Art: A Visual History includes:

   • More than 650 artists and all the major schools and movements, all arranged chronologically.
   • Close-up focus on 22 masterpieces, from Ancient Greek sculpture to 1960s Pop Art.
   • Well-known icons along with lesser-known gems — carefully chosen to illuminate the points made in the text.
   • Features on major schools and movements to explore and explain their stylistic trademarks, characteristics, and favored subjects.

Art: A Visual History is a knowledgeable, thought-provoking, and accessible tour of the creators of Western art.

Product Features

  • DK Publishing Dorling Kindersley

Comments

Anonymous says:

A wonderful study reference Alas, at university, I was only able to take one art history class. It left me thirsting for more. Now, as an older individual, I am pursuing the study of art history at home on my own time. I bought two books which have been invaluable to my studies. One is the Oxford Dictionary of Art and the second one is this book, Art: A Visual History. This book is like an encyclopedia as it gives a brief synopsis of the entire history of art with small biographies of each renowned artist and clear…

Anonymous says:

Lovely book describing many important paintings. It does seem … Lovely book describing many important paintings. It does seem to be missing some politically charged painting which should have been included.

Anonymous says:

Great book This is a nice book. I love art and museums but know little about art. This is nice to read through or just open as reference.

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